Diamond-II Webinar: I13L Imaging and Coherence Beamline Upgrade

Nov 13. till Nov 13.

Diamond-II Webinar: I13L Imaging and Coherence Beamline Upgrade

The Diamond Beamline I13L is dedicated to multi-scale and multi-modal imaging for large number of scientific areas. They include bio-medical applications, geology, pharmaceutical industry, materials sciences, with an emphasis on the relationship between structure and properties under static and dynamic conditions.

This webinar will provide an overview of Diamond-II and the proposed upgrade for I13, as well as a selection of representative science examples carried out at the beamline and insight into its future capabilities.

Please find the full agenda, link to register and proposal background below.

13/11/20202020-11-13T10:00:00 - 13/11/20202020-11-13T12:00:00
10:00 - 12:00
Online via Zoom

Click the button below to register via Zoom - you will then receive your unique link to join the webinar on the day:



Provisional Agenda - please note the following timings are GMT (UK time zone):         

10:00-10:05 | Welcome from the User Working Group Chair, Alexander Korsunsky (University of Oxford)

10:05-10:10 | Diamond-II Overview - Paul Quinn (Diamond Light Source)

10:10-10:15 | I13 Upgrade Overview - Christoph Rau (Diamond Light Source)

10:15-10:30 | Overview of the Science Case - Alexander Korsunsky (University of Oxford)

10:30-10:45 | Time-Resolved In Situ X-ray Imaging of Nucleation and Crystal Growth - Sven Schroeder (University of Leeds)

10:45-11:00 | 4D Characterisation of the nature and density of nano-porosity in corrosion scale formed on iron and x65 carbon steels - Brian Connolly (University of Manchester)

11:00-11:15 | Biodiversity and high-throughput X-ray scanning of insects and other arthropod - Anjali Goswami (NHM)

11:15-11:30 | Ultrafast retinal ripples – morphodynamic information sampling and synaptic transmission improves vision - Mikko Juusola (University of Sheffield)

11:30-12:00 | Q&A with the panellists


Proposal Background

The increased brilliance of Diamond-II, combined with the proposed beamline upgrades, including a change of source and the use of broad bandwidth radiation, will boost scientific discovery by enabling dynamic experiments rather than static measurements, allowing statistically significant studies of large set of samples, and provide environments which best preserve the native state under investigation. The multi-scale and multi-modal capabilities permit complete studies at different levels of detail from the micron to the nano lengthscale.

The I13L upgrade will increase the beamline’s operation range (up to 38keV) and coherent flux (20-100x), integrate state-of-the-art imaging such as full-field microscopy, ptychography and  Bragg-CDI as turnkey methods, providing cryo-environments and high-throughput capabilities. Zooming from micro-tomography into high-resolution imaging with 20nm resolution is one of the central aims of the beamline. Recording in the ms and µsec regime provides access to observing rapid processes in a native environment.


Find out more about the Diamond-II programme here, and download the Diamond-II | Advancing Science science case here.

This webinar forms part of the second stage of user engagement for the flagship proposals put forward by Diamond’s imaging groups. In 2018, an introductory workshop was held for users to discuss the project's potential benefits for research and to help further develop the science case and direction for the machine upgrade. You can revisit the event page here

The business case for flagship beamline projects was presented to the Diamond Science Advisory Committee (SAC) and Diamond Industrial Science Committee (DISCo) in May, who recommended that a full business case should be put together for each new beamline or upgrade proposal. The Diamond team for each proposal has formed its own User Working Group with representatives from the User Community, who will build the finalised business cases, to be put forward to SAC/DISCo for consideration and prioritisation in December 2020.

User engagement and input is therefore vital for this proposal to build the strongest case possible and ensure key capabilities are captured.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this webinar, please email the Diamond Events Team.

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